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Black Star Britain's Asian Youth Movements

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ISBN-10: 0745333486

ISBN-13: 9780745333489

Edition: 2013

Authors: Anandi Ramamurthy

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Black Star documents the Asian Youth Movements that emerged in 1970s and 1980s Britain. These organizations, established by the children of early migrants, were determined to struggle against both the racism of the street and the state. Anandi Ramamurthy shows how they drew inspiration from black power movements as well as anti-imperialist and workers struggles across the globe.Ramamurthy traces how they saw themselves as part of a wider collective of people struggling for social justice and national liberation. In their struggle to make Britain their home they identified with a broad-based black unity where black was a political color inspiring unity amongst all those struggling against racism.The book documents how by the late 1980s this broad based black identity disintegrated as Islamophobia became a new form of racism. In the process the legacy of the Asian Youth Movements has been largely hidden. Black Star retrieves this history and assesses it's importance for political struggles in Britain today.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 9/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Anandi Ramamurthy is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Central Lancashire.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Birth of the Youth Movements
The Movement Spreads
A Heterogenous Collectivity
Campaigning Against the Immigration Laws
Bradford 12 - Self-Defence is No Offence
The Later Youth Movements and the Drive Towards State Funding
New Organisations and New Identities
The Asian Youth Movements and Politics Today
Bibliography and Interviews
Index